Thanksgiving side dishes get overlooked! But I’ve got a couple that might just take center stage! I’m participating in this fun progressive dinner where you’ll find everything from decor to dessert!
So…now to my contribution! The sides!
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? It might be that dish you loved most as a child or maybe something your Gramma made. That’s why I love Cranberry Relish…. I’m going to start by saying my actual favorite side dish is the dressing. But next to the dressing it’s the cranberry relish! We never really ate that canned shaped cranberry sauce, Mama made this yummy pineapple-cranberry relish. Ya know that tantalizing blend of flavors between the turkey, the dressing and the cranberry sauce …yum.
***if you’ve been hanging out with me for awhile, you know I have Celiac Disease…both of these side dishes are Gluten Free Naturally***
This recipe is from Southern Living and takes only a few ingredients…
Then a few minutes simmering …
And all the sweetness of oranges and pineapple marry the tartness of the fresh cranberries and those toasted pecans give such an amazing depth of flavor.
And just ’cause I love you, I’m going to give you my other favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipe…fried corn! For years the #1 Google search coming into my blog was FRIED CORN RECIPE! Have you ever made this? I know that you really need a green side dish on Thanksgiving peeps, because turkey, dressing and gravy are very blond foods and add corn to that mix and your plate looks down-right anemic! But here’s the thing…I’ve never met a green bean I like. Not roasted. Not wrapped in bacon. Not smothered in mushroom soup and covered with those crispy onion things…Just. Don’t. Like. Green beans.
But I loves me some fried corn! (Recipe below!)
So tell me, what’s your favorite side dish!!!???
Now, visit the following blogs for the rest of your dinner! 🙂
Table Decor and Ideas –
Main Dishes –
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Parting Gifts –